Friday, May 9, 2008

Lexical gaps

A lexical gap is a word that should exist, but doesn't My favorite example of a lexical gap is gruntled. What the heck does gruntled mean? Well, it's the logical opposite of disgruntled. Only gruntled doesn't actually exist; it's a lexical gap.

1 comment:

Regis Styles said...

Well played, well played. I feel smarter already!